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Trail Between the Lakes Hike

Longleaf Ridge began exploring the Trail Between the Lakes on a hike Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2020, led by Lisa Wise. We headed west off FM 2426, walking about an hour into the serene Sabine National Forest, following a small stream. The most noticeable flora was Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia,¬†which dotted the trail with buds ready to burst open. Some of the other flora observed is pictured and identified below. We scared a few Bobwhite quail that flew up in front of us, and passed several pines marked… Read More →

Trail Between the Lakes Hike

Mark your calendars for a Sunday afternoon hike at Trail Between the Lakes. This 28 mile trail between Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Toledo Bend Reservoirs is 28 miles long, but it crosses many roads so it can be hiked in sections. Our leader will be Lisa Wise. Time : 2:00pm-4:30pm Meet at : FR 118 ( off of FM 2426 Pineland, Texas) Please RSVP if you are able to join us. Please include your phone number in case of weather cancellation. Lori Horne lori.horne1965@gmail.com

First Sunday Big Thicket Hike

The Kirby Nature Trail’s outer loop in Hardin County was the site of the National Park Service’s Big Thicket First Sunday Hike for February 2020, and Longleaf Ridge members enjoyed the interpretive hike led by Ranger Alex Halbrook. The loop treks through three different ecosystems starting with gentle slopes graced by American Beech and Southern Magnolia, descending into a Baygall thicket populated with Swamp Titi, Water Tupelo and Bald Cypress, and finally emerging on the banks of Village Creek. Ranger Alex kept the hike interesting and entertaining, having… Read More →